At Wellington Ortho & Rehab associates, we believe that athletic therapy is an important treatment option for helping you recover from your athletic or sports related injuries. Athletic Therapy is the prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist.
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A certified athletic therapist assesses musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, utilizes contemporary evidence-based rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft-tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, develops individualized return-to-sport conditioning programs, and provides supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
An athletic therapist is professionally committed to the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
Further to these clinical responsibilities of a certified athletic therapist, the provision of on-field immediate care of athletic injuries by the certified athletic therapist includes: injury assessment, basic emergency life support, recognition and management of acute traumatic neurological dysfunction, provision of first aid, preparation for entrance into appropriate health care delivery systems, or, where appropriate, utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation.
Your athletic therapist, in co-operation with all members of the health-care delivery team, is an integral part of a total service to maximize the performance and welfare of the physically active individual.
The athletic therapists at Wellington Ortho & Rehab can be accessed with or without a referral from your family physician.